World Economic Forum to kick off today

World Economic Forum to kick off today

21 January, 12:45 Share on social media:

The 50th World Economic Forum in Switzerland’s Davos city will kick off today - on January 21.

More than 2, 000 politicians, academicians, businessmen and representatives of NGOs from 117 countries will take part in the Forum under the theme of "Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World". Within the framework of the Forum, over 400 open and closed meetings will be held. More than 50 countries will be represented at the level of Presidents and Prime Ministers at the World Economic Forum that will last until January 24.

U.S. President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian PM Giuseppe Conte, President of the EU Commission Ursula von der Layen, Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez, President of Switzerland Simonetta Sommaruga, President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani, Austrian PM Sebastian Kurtz, President of Columbia Ivan Duke, Finnish PM Sanna Marin, Greek PM Kiriakos Mitsotakis, PM of the Netherlands Mark Rutte, Norwegian PM Erna Solberg, Pakistani PM Imran Khan, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgiyeva, President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde will participate in the Forum.

The World Economic Forum will also bring together 119 billionaires from all over the world. The total wealth of them is more than 500 bln USD.